Watch: First Aid Kit cover Bette Midler’s ‘The Rose’

They performed it on a Swedish game show

First Aid Kit took to a Swedish game show this week, where they performed a cover of Bette Midler’s “The Rose.”

Sister duo Klara and Johanna Söderberg have been appearing on På Spåret as the house band, and this week, they performed a cover of Midler’s 1979 track, which featured on the soundtrack for Midler’s movie of the same name.

The stunning cover sees First Aid Kit adding their own folky twist to the track, finger picking on an acoustic guitar, delivering famous lines like, “Some say love, it is a river/ That drowns the tender reed.”

Watch First Aid Kit’s performance of “The Rose” in full below.
 

First Aid Kit’s cover of “The Rose” was released in support of The Swedish Cancer Society, celebrating the launch of its annual pink ribbon, which the band actually designed this year.

First Aid Kit have been sharing a slew of covers throughout the pandemic, including two covers of Scandinavian pop hit “Come Give Me Love” and Willie Nelson’s “On The Road Again.”